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In the MPBL championship match, Pampanga won Game 1 thanks to a 22-point effort from Reyson

Nov 29, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – In the first match of the Philippines Professional Basketball League MPBL, the championship matches depend on Saturday evening inside the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center within Pampanga, the Pampanga Giant Lanterns easily defeated the one that powers the Bacoor City Strikers 71 to 58, thanks in large part to Kurt Reyson’s scorching play.

Reyson, who additionally returned to his hometown Giant Lanterns following his college basketball league my time there as a member of the Colegio de San Juan de Letrán Knights, scored twenty-two points on an independent flawless 4-of-4 three-point shooting night to give them a 1 to 0 lead in the best-of-five championship game.

Subsequently leaving with the squad at the beginning of the NCAA Season 99 basketball men’s competition in September of last year, Reyson claims he has been spending the past couple of weeks learning again the Giant Lanterns system.

” At the moment, I am attempting to continue to keep up over the past few days because it has been extended as it were since I joined Pampanga, as well as gratefully, our hard work paid off given that we received the award at Game 1,” Reyson stated.

Pampanga dominated the first quarter, jumping out to a 21 to 7 lead, but Bacoor City, who was visiting, rallied in the second half to take a 38 to 28 lead into halftime.

Midway by conducting the subsequent quarter, the Strikers closed the gap to 35 to 42, but Reyson, Allen Liwag, and Justine Baltazar led the Giant Lanterns on a massive run that gave them a 52 to 37 lead.

Giant Lanterns hurled mineral water bottles onto the ground after Strikers’ Lester Reyes fouled Baltazar severely by elbowing his head. This caused tensions inside the stadium.

The incident did not, however, seem to have any impact on the Giant Lanterns, who continued to hold a double-digit lead behind Baltazar and Reyson’s late conversions.

We currently have the other players who are struggling, therefore perhaps going into Game 2, we as a species are going to implement some adjustments. Our requests need to win considering it’s our beloved court,” Reyson stated.

Jhan Nermal also finished at 16 points, primarily throughout the latter stages of the game, to go along with a team-high four rebounds, two steals, along one assist. Jhaymo Eguilos led the demonstrators in scoring with 16 points and five rebounding purposes.

Scores at the end of the match:

PAMPANGA with 71 points

Individual scores: Liwag 4, Sangalang 0, Tolentino 0, Santos 0, Binuya 0, Reyson 22, Baltazar 13, Bahio 8, Concepcion 7, Garcia 6, Clemente 6, Serrano 5, Lopez 4

BACOOR with 58 points

Individual scores: Alday 0, Jaime 8, Kwekuteye 2, Jamito 0, Nermal 16, Eguilos 16, Pasturan 0, Yu 1, Lopez 0, Villoria 0, Lopez 0, Reyes 0, Lee 2, Cañete 0, Ludovice 7

Scores per quarter: 21 to 7, 38 to 28, 53 to 37, 71 to 58.

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